Project Description

Inspiring Tea Trails & Historic Treasures

10 Days / 9 Nights

Colombo • Negombo • Pinnawela • Aukana Habarana • Anuradhapura • Mihintale Sigiriya • Polonnaruwa • Kandy • Nuwara Eliya

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DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 Arrive Colombo – Negombo

Met on arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel : 4★ Jetwing Beach Negombo or similar (2 nights)

DAY 2 Negombo – Colombo – Negombo          B

Today’s tour highlights include a city tour in Negombo and Colombo. Visit theNegombo lagoon, a fish auction, the Dutch Fort and a Catholic Church. In Colombo,visit the Hindu, Buddhist temples and the Jumi-ul Alfar Jumma Mosque. Drive by the Wolfendhal Dutch Church, Hultsdorf Law Courts, the Independence Square and the Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall.

DAY 3 Negombo – Pinnawala – Habarana                    B, L, D

Drive to Pinnawala and visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage which was established in 1975 as a conservation and educational centre. Continue your drive to Habarana and check in your hotel.

Hotel: 4★+ Cinnamon Lodge Habarana or similar (4 nights)

DAY 4 Habarana – Aukana – Anuradhapura – Mihintale – Habarana      B, D

Visit Aukana Buddha, standing at 12 m high, carved from a single rock and one of Sri Lanka’s most perfect statues. Continue to Anuradhapura with visits to Sri Maha Bodhi, an off shoot of the historical Bodhi tree planted in 288BC and Abhayagiri Dagaba,one of the most sacred pilgrimage cities in the world known for its extensive ruins. Conclude your tour at Mihintale the place where Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka in 247 BC.

DAY 5 Habarana – Sigiriya – Habarana                        B, D

Drive to Sigiriya and climb the rock fortress known for its well-preserved frescoes of beautiful Sigiriyan court ladies halfway up the rock. Optional: Trek into Hiriwaduna (rural village) by bullock carts & oruwa (local boat). Enjoy an elephant back ride in Habarana Jungle.

DAY 6 Habarana – Polonnaruwa – Habarana               B, D

Drive to Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka’s medieval capital from the 11th to the 13th century A.D. Visit the ruins of the Royal Palace, and Gal Vihare (Stone Temple), where you willM see some of the world’s finest and most impressive Buddha sculptures carved out of a granite cliff. This afternoon, enjoy an game drive to Minneriya National Park by a 4 x 4 jeep and see wild elephants, various amphians, local and immigrant birds.

DAY 7 Habarana – Matale – Kandy                    B, D

Drive to Dambulla Rock Cave Temple, a 1st century BC cave temple complex with an area 20,000 sq ft of stunning painted murals. From Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle, you will head off to the lakeside city of Kandy. En route stop is made at the Spice Garden at Matale. Enjoy a late afternoon cultural performance and a visit to the Temple of Tooth Relic which houses the tooth relic of Buddha.

Hotel: 4★ Amaya Hills or similar (3 nights)

DAY 8 Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Kandy                     B, D

Enjoy an excursion to Nuwara Eliya the centre of the hill country. Take a train from Peradeniya Railway Station to Nanouya and drive to Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lankas’s most popular hill resort, and also the heart of the country’s tea zone. Visit a Tea Plantation at Peradeniya and watch women plucking the ‘Green Gold’.

DAY 9 Kandy – Peradeniya – Kandy                          B, D

Your full day tour highlights include visits to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya and Kandy Town Bazaar. Return to your hotel after the tour in a tuk tuk (pedi cab).

DAY 10 Kandy Colombo Departure                           B

Fly to Colombo.

第二天:罗马斗兽场

Day 3 – Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

第二天:罗马斗兽场

Day 6 – Gal Vihare

第二天:罗马斗兽场

Day 8 – Train from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy

Extensions

Nuwara Eliya (from Kandy)

3 Days / 2 Nights

Nuwara • Eliya • Hatton • Kandy • Peradeniya

DAY 9 Hatton            B

Day is at leisure.

DAY 10 Hatton – Peradeniya – Colombo                B, D

Your full day tour highlights include visits to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Peradeniya. Thereafter proceed to Colombo & enjoy a city tour driving through the Commercial area of “Fort” so named, because both the Portuguese and Dutch had a Fort at this point. Drive past “Pettah “, a noisy Oriental bazaar with a hotchpotch of humanity, ancient vehicles, bargains, mosques and temples. Visit a Hindu and Buddhist Temple and the Jumi Ul Alfar Jumma Mosque. Continue with the tour through the Wolfendhal Dutch Church, Hulfsdorp Law Courts, to the residential area of Cinnamon Gardens, and on to the Independence Square, Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall.

DAY 4 Habarana – Aukana – Anuradhapura – Mihintale – Habarana      B, D

Visit Aukana Buddha, standing at 12 m high, carved from a single rock and one of Sri Lanka’s most perfect statues. Continue to Anuradhapura with visits to Sri Maha Bodhi, an off shoot of the historical Bodhi tree planted in 288BC and Abhayagiri Dagaba,one of the most sacred pilgrimage cities in the world known for its extensive ruins. Conclude your tour at Mihintale the place where Buddhism was first introduced to Sri Lanka in 247 BC.

第二天:罗马斗兽场

Day 11 – Galle

Hikkaduwa (from Colombo)

4 Days / 3 Nights

Hikkaduwa • Galle • Lunuganga

Day 10 Colombo – Hikkaduwa                             D

After city tour in Colombo, depart for Hikkaduwa (100 kms/approx. 2 hrs) for your 3 night beach stay and check in your hotel.

Hotel: Aditya or similar (3 nights)

DAY 11 Hikkaduwa – Galle (12 kms) – Hikkaduwa                      B

After breakfast, drive to Galle, a UNESCO declared World Heritage Site, situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka, 119 km from Colombo. The 300-year old magnificent Dutch fort, with its Dutch atmosphere is still very much alive around the fort. The beautiful beach of Unawatuna is just 6km south east of the city centre. The southern coastal belt is the most popular among the tourists and comes to life mainly from October through April when the monsoon moves northeast and the sea becomes calm with blue skies. The City of Galle had been the European administrative centre over 4 centuries.

DAY 12 Hikkaduwa – Lunuganga – Hikkaduwa                      B

Visit the most unique and exquisite Geoffrey Bawa Gardens, designed by one of the most influential architects in the country. Once an abandoned rubber estate, the land was transformed into a breathtaking place of stay in the country.

DAY 13 Hikkaduwa – Colombo Departure                                  B

Transfer to Colombo Airport for departure flight.

第二天:罗马斗兽场

Day 10 – the Royal Botanical Gardens